The Army Ten-Miler is America’s largest ten-mile race, held every October in Washington, DC and sponsored by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington. The race started in 1985 by fitness officials connected with the Army Headquarters staff in the Pentagon. The race events includes a youth run, a youth activity fair, and a pre-race pasta dinner. The race attracts a large number of civilian and military running teams.
More than 35000 runners are expected to participate in the events.
You can register on the official website of Army Ten-Miler.Individual registration will cost $55, Team name creation $35 and Youth run registration $10.
Course / Route Map
The race starts along Route 27 adjacent to the Pentagon and proceeds north and across the Arlington Memorial Bridge. From there the course circles the Lincoln Memorial and goes off to the left to Constitution Avenue turning north on 19th Street and then northwest on Virginia Avenue. At the end of Virginia Avenue, the course turns south on Rock Creek Parkway and passes underneath the Kennedy Center. The parkway is followed to Independence Avenue near the John Ericsson Memorial.
The route continues past the National World War II Memorial and the Washington Monument on the left, and the Jefferson Memorial on the right. The course continues alongIndependence Avenue going past the Air and Space Museum to 3rd Street where it turns north, crossing the National Mall toPennsylvania Avenue. The course goes east on Pennsylvania Ave. to 1st Street where the U.S. Capitol is on the left. The course turns west at Independence Avenue and then turns south on 14th Street where it takes the HOV lanes of I-395 for the last two miles of the course to the South Pentagon Parking Lot.
Race Profile / Elevation Map
The course is flat and fast. The Run has a total ascent of 62.0 m and has a maximum elevation of 35.0 m.
Time Limits & Cutoffs
The course time limit is 3 hours 30 mins. The ChronoTrack B-Tag is used for scoring.
Men: Alene Emere Reta (ETH) 46:59 (2009)
Women: Kerri Gallagher (USA) 54:56 (2012)
Prize Money & Awards
The awards include top three overall male, female and Wounded Warrior; top male and female Master; top push rim and hand cycle athlete and numerous team awards including the male and female Commanders Cup.
T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates
- All registered participants will receive a 50/50 long sleeve official Army Ten-Miler shirt.
- All those who cross the finish line will get a Finisher Coin.
- You will also be able to download your Finisher Certificate and photos from Marathon-Photos.com.
Water Stops & Refreshments
Water Stations can be found at the Start, Finish and every two miles along the course. Gatorade can be found every two miles along the course at the Water Stations.
Expected Race Day Weather
The temperature typically varies from 47°F to 56°F and is rarely below 42°F or above 63°F. The relative humidity typically ranges from 69% (mildly humid) to 87% (very humid).